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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hartebeest a large African antelope with lyre-shaped horns that curve backward
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hartebeest (Zoöl) A large South African antelope (Alcelaphus caama), formerly much more abundant than it is now. The face and legs are marked with black, the rump with white.
    • Hartebeest Any anteleope of the genus Alcelaphus and certain species of Darnaliscus.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hartebeest See hartbeest.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Hartebeest a South African antelope
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
D. hertebeest,. See Hart, and Beast
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. heort; Dut. hert, Ger. hirsch.


In literature:

We see in the distance buffaloes, elands, hartebeest, gnus, and elephants, all very tame, as no one disturbs them.
"Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa" by David Livingstone
Hartebeeste and zebra swarmed in the grassy openings; and impalla in the brush.
"The Land of Footprints" by Stewart Edward White
Then I've brought in something about the heedless hartebeest galloping over the deserted veldt.
"Reginald" by Saki
We saw a herd of hartebeest, and reached at night a place within easy run of Koki in Gani.
"The Discovery of the Source of the Nile" by John Hanning Speke
He came upon six hyenas devouring a hartebeest, and brought me its skull and horns.
"Six Months at the Cape" by R.M. Ballantyne
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
They've located a herd of wildebeest an' hartebeest just ahead.
"The Blind Lion of the Congo" by Elliott Whitney
On the third day we came across a troop of hartebeest, which commenced galloping round us, taking care to keep at a long distance from us.
"Sporting Scenes amongst the Kaffirs of South Africa" by Alfred W. Drayson
Herds of antelope, and of hartebeest, were feeding over the vast plain.
"The Ruined Cities of Zululand" by Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley
And I shall there hunt for hartebeest-skins against the coming of Khama's headmen.
"Tales of South Africa" by H.A. Bryden
Ungainly hartebeests, and topi whose skins had the sheen of satin, ran with smooth speed.
"A Book-Lover's Holidays in the Open" by Theodore Roosevelt
The "Hartebeest-house" is a hut of rude construction, the usual materials being reeds and grass with a plastering of mud.
"The Vee-Boers" by Mayne Reid
Then he called the driver and said he wanted a couple of donkeys to bring in the meat of a hartebeest which he had killed.
"The Witch Doctor and other Rhodesian Studies" by Frank Worthington
Buffalo, quagga, wildebeest, koodoo, hartebeest, and many other varieties were jostling together and rushing wildly on.
"By Veldt and Kopje" by William Charles Scully
I should never have thought the hartebeest could travel so fast!
"The War of the Axe" by J. Percy-Groves
Kwaneet curled himself up under his hartebeest skin cloak and was soon fast asleep.
"From Veldt Camp Fires" by H.A. Bryden
The hartebeest was evidently almost exhausted.
"Perils in the Transvaal and Zululand" by H.C. Adams
The following day he reached the plateau and saw abundance of zebra, Liechtenstein's hartebeest, blue wildebeest, roan antelope, and eland.
"Life of Frederick Courtenay Selous, D.S.O." by J.G. Millais
They commence with a section or sub-family of which the type is the Hartebeest.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
Hartebeests, roibok, with their beautiful fat sides and sleek coats.
"Twenty-Five Years in a Waggon in South Africa" by Andrew A. Anderson